School students

Primary and secondary school students aged 5 to 18 can travel on a Child myki. If you're aged 17 and 18 you must carry government issued proof of age ID (such as a passport, learner permit, driver licence, Proof of Age card, Key Pass), or proof of another concession entitlement (such as a PTV School Student ID or Health Care Card).

Benefit

A Victorian Student Pass gives you unlimited travel on all train, tram and bus services within your chosen zones until the expiry of the pass.

Who's eligible for a Student Pass?

You can apply for a Student Pass if you're:

  • a full time primary or secondary student living in Victoria
  • a full time VCE or VCAL student studying at TAFE
  • currently registered for home schooling with the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority.

If you're applying for a Student Pass, you also need to apply for a PTV School Student ID (please note, school-issued ID cards are not accepted).

Students studying outside of Victoria

If you live in Victoria and cross a state border to attend an approved institution, you're eligible for a Student Pass.

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Residential status

Only citizens or permanent residents of Australia may apply. Special Category Visa holders excluded.

Students with:

  • refugee status
  • studying as part of an approved overseas exchange program,
  • or students with an Australian Awards Scholarship are also eligible.

What student passes are available?

The type of student pass you need depends on where you travel.

Victorian Student Pass

The Victorian Student Pass gives you unlimited travel on all public transport operating wholly within Victoria. The pass is a myki card. 

To get this pass, you must have a PTV School Student ID with your Victorian Student Pass number on it. You need to carry your Student Pass and PTV ID when travelling.

Regional Student Pass

The Regional Student Pass gives you unlimited travel on buses and V/Line train services within the zones you choose. Passes for Geelong, Ballarat and Bendigo are mykis. Passes for Colac, Portland and Southwest Systems are paper tickets.

To get this pass, you must have a PTV School Student ID with your Victorian Student Pass number on it. You need to carry your Student Pass and PTV ID when travelling.

How do I get a Student Pass?

To get a Student Pass, you need to apply for a PTV School Student ID. The PTV School Student ID card costs $9.00 and is valid until 28 February of next year.

Please note a school identification card does not entitle students to buy a Student Pass.

Applying for a PTV School Student ID/Pass

Complete the PTV School Student ID form below:

Home schooled students

If you're home schooled and applying for a PTV School Student ID, you need to:

  • complete the PTV School Student ID application form
  • enclose a photocopy of your current Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority home schooling notification letter
  • enclose a cheque made out to Public Transport Victoria for the $9.00 processing fee.

Send your application to:

Home School PTV School Student ID applications
PTV Hub
PO BOX 4724
MELBOURNE  VIC  3001

A valid PTV School Student ID will be posted to you.

Home schooled students aren't eligible for a Student Pass as they do not travel to and from school.